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The Resource Chernobyl, the forbidden truth, Alla Yaroshinskaya ; translated by Michèle Kahn and Julia Sallabank ; introduction by David R. Marples ; foreword by John Gofman

Chernobyl, the forbidden truth, Alla Yaroshinskaya ; translated by Michèle Kahn and Julia Sallabank ; introduction by David R. Marples ; foreword by John Gofman

Label
Chernobyl, the forbidden truth
Title
Chernobyl, the forbidden truth
Statement of responsibility
Alla Yaroshinskaya ; translated by Michèle Kahn and Julia Sallabank ; introduction by David R. Marples ; foreword by John Gofman
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Author
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Language
  • eng
  • frerus
  • eng
Summary
In this impassioned, shocking, and deeply personal story, Alla Yaroshinskaya, then a journalist from Zhitomir, Ukraine, near the Chernobyl power station, describes the 1986 Chernobyl disaster and the bureaucratic and scientific corruption surrounding it. Despite the government's official silence, news and panic spread throughout the USSR and Europe after the horrific accident. Like others, Yaroshinskaya initially fled with her family in hopes of escaping the danger from radioactive fallout that exceeded that of Hiroshima by three hundred times. When she returned home, she discovered that people in highly contaminated areas were being resettled in ones barely less contaminated, that their serious health problems were officially denied, and that people had to eat locally grown contaminated food. Her newspaper refused to publish her stories and instead commissioned another journalist to write more reassuring accounts. Finally, Isvestia published her articles. Despite official pressure, Yaroshinskaya was nominated overwhelmingly to the new parliament in 1989. This position gained her access to classified documents known as the Kremlin's "Forty Secret Protocols." Undaunted by threats, she revealed an official cover-up, including lies about "permissible" higher radio-active levels. Her courageous campaign won her the Right Livelihood Award in 1992
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DLC
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Yaroshinska, Alla
Dewey number
363.17/99/0947714
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
TK1362.U38
LC item number
Y3713 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 1996 A-156
  • WN 610
NLM item number
Y28c 1995a
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Marples, David R.
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  • Chernobyl Nuclear Accident, Chornobylʹ, Ukraine, 1986
  • Chernobyl Nuclear Accident, Chornobylʹ, Ukraine, 1986
Label
Chernobyl, the forbidden truth, Alla Yaroshinskaya ; translated by Michèle Kahn and Julia Sallabank ; introduction by David R. Marples ; foreword by John Gofman
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Note
"Bison books".p. [4] of cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm31900833
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvii, 135 pages
Isbn
9780803249127
Lccn
95002963
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)31900833
Label
Chernobyl, the forbidden truth, Alla Yaroshinskaya ; translated by Michèle Kahn and Julia Sallabank ; introduction by David R. Marples ; foreword by John Gofman
Link
Publication
Note
"Bison books".p. [4] of cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm31900833
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvii, 135 pages
Isbn
9780803249127
Lccn
95002963
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)31900833

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